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of uncertainty. so you have china engineering a soft landing and starting to recover. you have europe away from the brink. greece got upgraded today. who would have thought it. that is what the market is looking at. saying okay. it is not going to be the worst kcase sharcenario, but you coul extend the middle class tax cuts and be done with it. it is in a recession. >> and i think the market would not like that very much. everybody is expecting that you get the middle class tax cuts done. >> and if you can get china and europe doing better. it is hard to be terribly bearish on the u.s. >> y are going to stay with our politico expert. this is a rally that has surprised experts. it hasn't been that easy to be optimistic. >> it is. i think you have to be cautious here. the probability that this could fall apart is very, very real. >> so, you have to be careful up at these levels as a trader. i have low exposure up here. i have protection. that is how you have to play this market. stay with us please. >> yesterday it looked like washington was inching towards a deal. but today, plan b could be sign
interest rates for a long time globally as well, and i think you also have encouraging data points in china, stabilization in europe and the u.s. at 2.7% gdp growth is a little stronger to handle this, so that's why i think you want to be buying on this. >> everybody wants to buy. so many people -- you want to be bullish, but these guys in washington, and gals in washington, give you so little reason to actually be bullish. you're right. the corporate sector you know, loaded with cash, fundamentals turning positive. >> but this is the big difference from last year, last summer where the economy was so fragile. we were in such a fragile state last suggest so it was easy to tip us over. now we're a little better here in the states but a lot better in china, and a little bit better in europe. >> we've got to get to jim. >> because of the contrarian view, jim, is once we get a deal, we sell right into the deal. >> yeah, that's right. i'm going tonight skunk at the garden party here, and i'm geg going to tell you i never thought we'd get a deal. throwing rocks at each other. more likely we won't
that perhaps we may see some kind of stimulus in japan and china. there are still doubts when it comes to copper tp sue? >> all right, ber that, thank you very much. to the trading action on the floor of the nyse, with the dow down just about 11 points. >> there is a lot of topic on it yesterday. i think it is continuing today. let me show you the dow here in a narrow trading range. we wait to see what kind of deal. i think the street believes a deal is coming. take a look at dow jones industrial average. narrow as i gets. the big movers, industrial stocks, home building stocks, all of them are basically flat on the day. there's your dow industrials. these have big the big ones reisn'tly and home boo rerecently and the home builders on the flat side. money going into the stock market and i've seen money coming in through mutual funds too recently. stock mutual funds, money going into europe. money going into the euro and money coming out of gold and bond, sue. this is a very interesting development. it is not so relevant. gold is on the down side. >> it is worth noting. >> there is som
forward. china means they'll will shipping more. smith said on the call, by the way, fred smith said that holiday shipments expected to be up double digits. >> john, you just hit the key. china is the key to this story. i'm not a bull on china. if you are, that's the bull's case. >> pete, who made the more compelling argument in this case? >> i said beforehand i wasn't going toeith my brother. actual actually, i am. i tend to be a bull on china. i tend to be a bull on the global economy coming back in a big way. i think fedex is going to be the beneficiary. i think the icing on the cake is exactly what john put out there, which is the express. if they actually -- if that starts to come back better, i think the sky is the limit. >> we'll close the case on this one. there may be more optimism on housing, but one of the nation's most respected voices on that topic isn't ready to sound the all clear. it's robert shiller. he joins us on the fast line. welcome back. >> my pleasure. >> there's a lot of optimism about housing. what are we missing? >> a lot of people seem to think if the mark
tomorrow. >>> the world bank in the meantime is raising its 2013 economic growth forecast for china and for developing east asia. the organization says that the region remains resilient despite the lackluster performance of the global economy. the world bank sees china expanding by 8.4% next year. it's expecting that it will be fueled by fiscal stimulus and the faster implementation of large investment projects. today's forecast is higher than an earlier one that was sited in a world bank report in october. 8.4%, not bad both if you can get it. >>> speaking of china, the united states is moving forward with plans to slap steep anti-dumping duties on wind turbine towers that are imported from china at prices that are deemed unfairly low. the news from the commerce department comes as u.s. officials welcomed a high-level chinese delegation for trade and economic talks. the u.s. trade panel has final approval over the duties and is expected to vote on the case in late january. >>> in corporate news, ubs hit with a $1.5 million fine today. that will add up, a few more of those. the swis
. china coming back. gm rationalizing europe. >> gm europe, when you say a couple quarters behind ford, are you saying progress in the quarterly financials? >> committed to rationalizing europe. >> again, a larger theme of excess capitalization at u.s. corporations, and the fact that so much money is sitting on balance sheets doing nothing. >> did you read oracle? how much money do they have. they bought back 10 billion worth of stock. these companies, you read through their stories, and you say, not only did they not extend themselves during this downturn, they conserved a lot of cash. by the way, humans did, too, in america. have you seen the numbers that the federal reserve put out last night about how much money is being -- how little debt is being taken down by citizens. we're back to levels of the '90s. federal household debt service came out last night. the percentage of disposable income is 14%, down to 10%. that's 1994 levels. >> that's a big part of morgan stanley's call on citi today. from overweight to equal weight. consumer deleveraging in their view coming to an end. and
rally? >> yacht, you do. the market are trying to build in higher interest rates, growth in china, europe has itself under control in america is about to. they are the leaders right now. liz: are we at $90?f course thet session. >> we are right there, but i will stick with my gun and say what we said last year. i am a buyer at 85, that is supply and demand thing. with the market the way we are at the end of the year, low volume tends to get in the way. i think financials getting spiked over the year, more of a rally tomorrow but i will stick with my gun, don't think you'll miss the move if you don't get in here at the dollars going forward. i am a buyer at 85, a seller at 90. liz: more than $0.50 away. when we started we were $0.03 away. >> it is a lot easier than it looks, good luck selling $90. liz: $89.51 at the moment. thanks to everybody on the floor show. we'll watch the market so carefully but when you pick apart individual stories the one that has captured the attention of this nation today in a very big way is the facebook instagram story. dollar signs dancing is now turn
and china will be great destinations and that is where populations are. tracy: what about us at home? we see more money coming to us? >> we have. the u.s. is projected based on capitol confidence arometer ernst and young twice a year, the second most popular destination point for inbound foreign capital. it is happening because we are a more stable economy and have population growth, currency is cheaper and the overall strength of our sovereign sort of picture gives investors more confidence. tracy: we don't want to take a shot, the only way to grow a companies to build something buy something. we are not doing that. >> organic growth is tougher today. you do see u.s. corporate and investors investing in the emerging market so there's a lot of interest in china and india and brazil. focus on the trends, where there will be the best economics. tracy: i wish i had better news. and stan young america's vice chair, thank you. ashley: liz claman will take us through the last hour of trading. she has the ceo of cantor fitzgerald and neo city's largest pension fund, new yorkers to bail on gunstock
offshore natural gas producing fields in china for $308 million in cash. they're out of there. shares closed up shoe slightly on that news. >>> north dakota oil production rises to a record 23.1 million barrels in november! the state department of mineral resources says that is up more than a million barrels just from september! you go, north dakota!. >>> next up a request to send 1.5 dal billion in aid to syria. will throw money at the problem make it go away or is the time coming to take some real action? >>> speaking of billions of dollars, that's about how much it is going to cost our economy every day in the a union makes good on its new threat after port strike. will uncle sam have to step up and break the picket lines? "piles of money" coming up. as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated
are pretty similar. we face the same issues with a competitive ship to economic power to china and the like. we have to educate our children better. we're doing the things. i think the issues we take on entitlement reform and education reform, these are the things that the u.s. congress and administration have to tackle in the next year on or so. >> what about europe? will the euro zone up stick together and will the uk start part of the union? david cameron said in the last couple of days there may need fob a referendum on that. >> the euro zone will stick together. they made a decision through this year. they made a decision to keep themselves together, and britain be want to be a fully fledged member of the european union and not of the euro zone. we don't have to merge our kurn stee, we don't have to american our budget policies, we don't have to do all the things they need to do to make their currency work. by the way, alexander hamilton taught us all you need to do to make single currency work a couple years ago. >> here's a point of view from the upcoming issue of the new york magazi
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